Disappointing Pokemon Go Fest Faces Class Action Lawsuit Over 'Unplayable' Game

Herbert Rhodes
July 31, 2017

For instance, it became increasingly hard for players to connect and their characters were not able to challenge any of the Pokemon that appeared. The company promised its attendees that it will easy to find the legendary Pokemon. The game's server issues prevented GO Fest attendees from catching the rare Pokémon that Niantic promised would spawn, amounting to false advertising.

Around 20,000 Pokemon fans gathered for the "Pokemon Go Fest" as part of the game's first year anniversary celebration. Now they've filed a lawsuit against Niantic to secure reimbursement for travel expenses.

Niantic swiftly offered full ticket refunds and in-game credits to attendees, as well as the rare Pokémon they missed out on.

Suit claims Pokemon Go Fest didn't live up...

"We're not seeking any relief with respect to the failure to get legendary Pokemon, because Niantic is offering that", Zimmerman told Polygon. The suit alleges that some people flew in from other countries and all across the US.

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"Niantic is not offering to refund people's travel expenses for coming to Chicago".

Niantic offered ticket refunds and $100 in Dollars worth of in-game PokeCoins to those affected, but the class action lawsuit is focused on recouping travel expenses as well.

Thus, many participants were never able to take advantage of the Pokemon and other exclusive bonuses during the event, giving rise to a shocking entry of Niantic CEO John Hanke and the rise of many songs "we cannot play "(we cannot play). Finally, Niantic has announced that non-European Pokémon will start to appear in "certain" cities across Europe.

Niantic said when it announced the Safari Zone events there would be an opportunity to catch Pokemon never encountered before in Europe, so at least those affected by the rescheduling still have that to look forward to.

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